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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Aug 9, 2009 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

I post this every year and nearly neglected it today. Needless to say, these words rank right up there with the Gettysburg Address in terms of important oratory in Mr. Earl's world.


"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep." - Bob Dylan

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 9, 2009 11:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

the one I like even better is when Dylan went upto Koons and looked at her with his " steely eyes" and said nothing more than " he was there for me when no one else was"

no doubt refering to when Dylan went through his born again phase and Jerry didn't give a shit about anything other than what Dylan meant to him

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 10, 2009 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

didn't jerry help dylan to re discover his own music? like bob forgot how his songs were played at some point in the 80's i think, and jerry was like, " here man, it goes like this."

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 10, 2009 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

wouldn't surprise me at all. What did surprise me was hearing Dylan refer to Jerry as a big brother who taught him more than he would ever know. The teaching him part I could see but it's weird for me to hear him refer to him that way considering Dylan was a pioneer who influenced the band and they looked up to him long before he knew who they were ( they didn't exist yet )

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Poster: wineland Date: Aug 9, 2009 11:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

Keep posting it, I love to read it each year.

A nice commentary and music from Bob during American Roots' Newport Jazz show.
http://americanroutes.publicradio.org/archive/

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 10, 2009 12:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

just trying to land on the list of our GD forum fo today's posts but couldn't quite find it except for your post dated august nine while it is midnight were you are it is 9 am here so I guess you are on the west coast ? And archive.org is also situated on the west coast ? well then good morning,from overseas !

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

i was at a G.D. wher bob dylan sang with the band ,somewher on the westcoast .somewhere in the Bay Area.nice show .i sarted to learn a fw words on english way back to when dylan and beetles daily on french radios

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Aug 9, 2009 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

i'm gonna make sure my grandkids all know who jerry garcia was. i owe them that much.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 9, 2009 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

Great quote. I obviously missed this one the last time. Thanks Earl.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2009-08-10 01:01:32

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 9, 2009 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

OH, that is a great one...somehow didn't stick with me on the previous go rounds, so thanks for re-posting.

I was just listening to a few from 68. When you listen to StSt from 6-14-68, 12-29-68 & 9-19-70 (surprised, eh?), you gain an appreciation for him as one of the all time greats. The tone--the perfect notes at the perfect time--are something that without listening to it again and again, and without knowing the songs as well as we all do, you'd just be darn impressed. But with that added knowledge it is just sublime.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Aug 10, 2009 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

In the process of re-collecting shows I forgot about 12-29-68, except TOO. There's a lot packed into this shorter show!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 10, 2009 12:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

here it's 9 thirty am and it took me a while before landing onth list of post from yesterday and i just find yor name here now so i wanted to say hello ! as for LMA on google here it took me on a math scientists thing i won't even try to check (over my head type of talk)

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 9, 2009 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

I don't know what's more surprising, you listening to 9/19/70, or me, listening to what I'm listening to as I write this:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-10-26.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83428.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 9, 2009 11:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

Jerry's greatest eulogy. That quote gives me chills every time I hear it... so apt. Nobody but Dylan could have put it in better words.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Aug 9, 2009 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

That was great Earl, thanks for posting it. Gee whiz, you'd think that Dylan guy was a writer or something, the way he throws those words around... ;-)

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 9, 2009 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

Once again Dylan says it best. Thanks Earl

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Aug 9, 2009 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Dylan...Not Abe Lincoln

Excellent quote.